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  1. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Professional x64, Various in VM (mainly Win 7)
       25 Apr 2016 #1

    in need of sophisticated backup software


    Hi,
    I am looking for an incremental backup software that can burn to disk. It is important that, after a full backup, it can detect new or changed files and only select those for the backup to optical disk (due to the fact that I am currently wasting a lot of disks doing full backups every time and if I could do incremental backups it would save a lot of money and disks, although manually determining the differences would be too time consuming, due to having several hundred thousand files in a complex folder structure), in addition to maintaining the folder structure.
    Are there any suggestions as to where to begin for such a piece of software?
    Thanks

    EDIT: discounted software
    Pipemetrics Bvckup 2 (no optical media backup capability)
    Easeus ToDo backup (no optical media backup capability)

    software to test:
    AOMEI backupper (lacks merge capabilities)
    AOMEI backupper Pro
    Last edited by GD4E1; 25 Apr 2016 at 05:48.
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  2.    25 Apr 2016 #2

    Aomei Backupper - as well as disk imaging- provides file/folder level backup, with incremental and differential imaging. It says it supports writing to optical media for backups- I only use it with an external USB drive. The free version will probably do all you need.

    Macrium Reflect (free) only provides differential imaging. I believe the Pro version may meet your requirements- I've not used it and don't know about writing to optical media with it.
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    Windows 10 Professional x64, Various in VM (mainly Win 7)
       25 Apr 2016 #3

    Thank you for the suggestions, I shall have a look and if they look like they'll do what I need I shall test them and see
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  4.    25 Apr 2016 #4

    Macrium Reflect Home edition will backup to a CD or DVD and you can set it up for Full, Differential or Incremental.
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  5.    25 Apr 2016 #5

    Macrium Reflect Pro wins my vote also...lots of options , full , incremental , delete old full / incremental backups based on the amount of space left etc etc.

    Many options...
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  6.    25 Apr 2016 #6

    Wullail said: View Post
    Macrium Reflect Pro wins my vote also...lots of options , full , incremental , delete old full / incremental backups based on the amount of space left etc etc.

    Many options...
    There is no pro version only Home , Workstation, Server and Server Plus. So where did your Pro version come form?.
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       25 Apr 2016 #7

    no1yak said: View Post
    There is no pro version only Home , Workstation, Server and Server Plus. So where did your Pro version come form?.
    Pro is in the old Version 5 line. You're correct that, since version 6, there's no longer a "Professional" version.
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  8.    25 Apr 2016 #8

    I use Uranium-Backup to back up files to my NAS. Its basic but does incremental.
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  9.    25 Apr 2016 #9

    Hi there
    I used to use Acronis -- Macrium Reflect does the job just fine now. Paid version has all the features you need -- but IMO the Freebie is good enough -- a typical W10 backup image with compression should only use about 20GB and even on HDD only about 20 mins to execute / restore.

    Keep your OS on a separate partition / HDD and you won't have any problems.

    The trouble with Incremental / Differential backups is that if you need to restore you have to load the last Full backup and then run restores from all the incrementals / differentials since the last full backup.

    IMO it's simpler to take (daily) if you like full image backups -- only about 15 mins at the most. Image both the OS and the system reserved partition.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Professional x64, Various in VM (mainly Win 7)
       28 Apr 2016 #10

    I'm currently using AOMEI (standard) and it seems to be doing what I want it to, it even breaks it down into constituent parts so I can burn them to BD-R easier, so thanks for your help
    Jimbo45- this isn't about backing up the OS, rather several hundred thousand data files
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